Round Up of London Girl Geek Dinner Sponsored By Microsoft

Well I’m not sure that I really need to write a lot, this event pretty much spoke for itself.  We had two fabulous speakers and their talks were great. First up we had Elisabeth Kelan Braveheart movie download who did a great talk about gender, technology and innovation.  There were some great stats that came out of her research and you can find out more about that over on her site.

And then we followed on with a talk from Julie Lerman which sparked controversy, chaos and enticing conversations about what is and isn’t acceptable in the IT industry, along with how thing have changed over the years. (Expect comments on clevage both in the video and on Julie’s site sorrounding this talk.)

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Round Up: London Girl Geek Dinner – Getting Into IT

A few weeks back the London Girl Geeks descended upon Central Foundation Girls School to meet the students, both past and present, to discuss how to get into IT.  The event was sponsored by OpenNETCF Consulting Black Christmas download Big Stan the movie Gang of Roses dvdrip

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The session was good and the students seemed to get a lot out of it, as did a few of the teachers there.  If you are thinking about going into your local school and talking then it’s well worth doing!  I’m sure the teachers who follow our blog will tell you that!  And the schools are very good at co-ordinating and helping outsiders come into the schools.

Take a look at the video and feel free to add your own pieces of advice for youngsters looking to get into the IT industry in the comments below.  You can also annotate the video with your comments.  I haven’t added any so far but they are open to all for comments!

London Girl Geek Dinner: “Getting into IT” – Sponsored by OpenNETCF Consulting

Date & Time: 11th July 2008 from 6:15pm

Venue: Central Foundation Girls’ School

Subject for the evening: Getting into Technology

This is the first Girl Geek Dinner ever to be done in a school and we’re looking forward to making it interesting and fun for everyone involved! We’re going to mix the students (past and present) with the teachers and the people from the tech industry as well!

How is the evening going to work… well we’ll have some pizza and soft drinks (kindly funded by OpenNETCF Consulting who offer mobile & embedded software consulting) whilst mixing and mingling with one another. Then we’ll get started with a brief introduction about the Girl Geek Dinners and how they work. And finally move onto our panel discussion on Getting into IT.

Subject: Getting into IT – hosted by Sarah Blow, Founder, Girl Geek Dinners

The Panel!

  • Liz Sarginson Head of Web Operations –The Guardian
  • Nicola Avery eLearning / Learning Technologies – Surrey University
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  • Lotte Nickel – IT Associate Morgan Stanley
  • Alx Klive – CEO WorldTV
  • Steve Lamb – IT Pro Evangelist Microsoft

It’s looking like a very fun and exciting event!

If you have any questions you would like to ask the panel about getting into IT then please submit your question when you sign up to the event and we will do our best to get it into the discussion!

Capacity 120:

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